BlackBerry Z10 launched in the US, only on PAYG for now, costs $999
Already available in the UK and Canada, the brand new BlackBerry Z10 will be released by major US mobile carriers only starting next month. Until then, in case you’re desperate to buy the smartphone Stateside, a small and relatively unknown MVNO can help you.
Solavei (which uses T-Mobile’s network) is selling the Z10 unlocked, for the astonishing price of $999. Of course, the Z10 is Solavei’s most expensive smartphone, as it costs more than devices like the Windows Phone 8-based Samsung Ativ S ($605), or the Samsung Galaxy S III ($575). If the price isn’t an impediment, you can order the handset here.
Solavei is offering unlimited data, voice and SMS for just $49 per month (no contract required).
T-Mobile USA should launch the new BlackBerry on March 27.
The Z10 is BlackBerry’s first handset to run BlackBerry OS 10. It’s a high-end smartphone that features a 4.2 inch display with 1280 x 768 pixels, NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 2MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording, HDMI, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 1,800 mAh battery.
As for the Q10 – BlackBerry’s second new BB10 smartphone – it looks this will be available in the US starting May or June.